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Topic: Order of 'byte offset' in Cross-Reference Table
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 131056
From: lberndl
Date: 4/14/2005 12:58 AM


I develop a pdf-library for writing reports in pdf, I do
not want to use the SDK. I have a question concerning
the cross-reference table.

How important is it for Adobe Acrobat, that byte offset
values in the cross-reference table are ordered ?

What is the consequence if the byte offset values are unsorted ?

For instance following cross reference is not ordered:

0 14
0000000000 65535 f
0000008422 00000 n
0000008555 00000 n
0000008627 00000 n
0000008679 00000 n
0000008716 00000 n
0000000019 00000 n
0000003033 00000 n
0000003220 00000 n
0000008356 00000 n
0000005634 00000 n
0000006740 00000 n
0000007000 00000 n
0000008101 00000 n

compared to this example (ordered)

0 14
0000000000 65535 f
0000000019 00000 n
0000001001 00000 n
0000001070 00000 n
0000001679 00000 n
0000002679 00000 n
0000003679 00000 n
0000004679 00000 n
0000005679 00000 n
0000006679 00000 n
0000007679 00000 n
0000008679 00000 n
0000009679 00000 n
0000009979 00000 n

Thanks in advance

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